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Great Medieval Hammer photographs

A few good medieval hammer pictures I found:

David Oscarson Valhalla Selection #033/088
medieval hammer
Picture by s.yume
The Valhalla Selection is the ninth in the David Oscarson™ sequence of Constrained Edition writing instruments. Created in 3 color variations, each and every will be constrained to manufacturing of 88 pieces (including fountain pens and roller balls).

From the Bronze Age to medieval times, Viking mythology was the faith of Scandinavia. Nowadays, legends of the Vikings are current in all cultures as a outcome of their capacity to travel and plunder, leaving their marks across the deal with of Europe and the acknowledged world. Recognized for their ‘longships’ and crude weaponry, the Vikings also created a crude runic alphabet, noticed chiseled into huge granite rocks, called rune stones they can be noticed across most of modern day-day Europe.

Valhalla (Valhöll) practically translated implies ‘Hall of the Slain” and is in essence a Viking heaven, or ‘Otherworld’ into which Viking warriors pass upon leaving this daily life. It is a wonderful structure – much like a Roman Coliseum – with 640 doorways, by way of every of which 960 champions can march shoulder to shoulder. Its rafters are spear shafts and its tiles are shields of gold. Here, fallen champions spend all day gaming and fighting a single an additional in battle. At the finish of the day, the dead and wounded are all healed, so they can devote the evening feasting on the flesh of a boar whose flesh in no way diminishes and consuming from the udders of a magic goat.

In Valhalla, a few Viking gods prevail: the Nordic Trinity, Odin, Thor and Frey.

Odin, ‘God of the Slain’ and ‘All-Father’ lives through all ages ruling his kingdom absolutely, governing all issues excellent and tiny. He fashioned Heaven and Earth and is also credited for creating Man and offering him an immortal spirit ‘which shall never ever perish however the body crumble to dust or burn to ashes’. Odin is also the patron god of poetry and one of his poems slithers in the sort of a serpent in high relief on the cap of the Valhalla Selection. Virtually translated from runic script, the poem reads ‘he who would study the sacred runes is wise to waste no words’. Odin’s identify is the basis for our present day day Wednesday (Odinsdag).

Thor is of course the God of Thunder. He is the guardian of the globe – equally of gods and men. His mighty hammer Mjöllnir is a quick-dealt with weapon (the dwarf who forged it was interrupted in his work by a gnat stinging him on the eyelid). Named soon after lightning, or actually ‘ a thunderbolt’ it can be swung or thrown, and will constantly return to his hand like a boomerang. It is with this weapon that Thor maintains the balance of the planet and keeps forces of chaos in check out. Thor’s name is the foundation for our modern day Thursday (Thorsdag).

Frey is the god of fertility. He is the noblest of gods. He controls the rain and sunshine and therefore the natural improve of the earth and it is good to get in touch with on him for fruitful seasons and for peace he also controls the excellent fortunes of men. Frey was the paramount god of the Swedes and revered as the divine ancestor of their kings. Frey is stated to have created the wonderful temple at Uppsala (just north of Stockholm) when he manufactured it his chief seat and the Swedes manufactured sacrifices to him at weddings: ‘He bestows peace and satisfaction on mortals’. In Norse mythology, Frey is remembered as a image of the divine marriage in between the sky and the earth that produces Spring. (His twin sister, Freyja, is the most excellent of the goddesses and was the mistress of Odin for a time. Her identify is the foundation for our modern day-day Friday.)

In contrast to the crude art of the Viking era, the Valhalla Collection is portrayed in the technical experience of Guilloché engraving and the artistic mastery of Difficult Enamel. The Assortment incorporates a few ranges of Guilloché and 3 hues of translucent and opaque tough enamel on each and every Selection piece.

The Medieval style of this Constrained Version demands three separate stages of engraving. The entire entire body of the pen is 1st reduce down to the amount of the qualifications, leaving the outlines of the rune stone and longship in large relief. The wave and granite styles are then engraved onto the surface of the body of the pen. The third stage of engraving applies the smaller serpent motif to the surface of the granite the more substantial serpent remaining elevated in high relief.

David Oscarson Valhalla Collection #033/088
medieval hammer
Image by s.yume
The Valhalla Assortment is the ninth in the David Oscarson™ collection of Minimal Edition writing instruments. Made in 3 colour versions, every will be limited to production of 88 parts (such as fountain pens and roller balls).

From the Bronze Age to medieval moments, Viking mythology was the religion of Scandinavia. Today, legends of the Vikings are existing in all cultures as a consequence of their capacity to journey and plunder, leaving their marks across the deal with of Europe and the identified entire world. Known for their ‘longships’ and crude weaponry, the Vikings also developed a crude runic alphabet, noticed chiseled into huge granite rocks, known as rune stones they can be seen throughout most of modern-day Europe.

Valhalla (Valhöll) virtually translated signifies ‘Hall of the Slain” and is in essence a Viking heaven, or ‘Otherworld’ into which Viking warriors pass on leaving this lifestyle. It is a excellent structure – significantly like a Roman Coliseum – with 640 doorways, through each of which 960 champions can march shoulder to shoulder. Its rafters are spear shafts and its tiles are shields of gold. Right here, fallen champions invest all day gaming and fighting 1 an additional in fight. At the conclude of the day, the dead and wounded are all healed, so they can invest the evening feasting on the flesh of a boar whose flesh never diminishes and consuming from the udders of a magic goat.

In Valhalla, a few Viking gods prevail: the Nordic Trinity, Odin, Thor and Frey.

Odin, ‘God of the Slain’ and ‘All-Father’ lives all through all ages ruling his kingdom absolutely, governing all points great and tiny. He fashioned Heaven and Earth and is also credited for making Male and providing him an immortal spirit ‘which shall by no means perish however the physique crumble to dirt or melt away to ashes’. Odin is also the patron god of poetry and a single of his poems slithers in the form of a serpent in large relief on the cap of the Valhalla Selection. Virtually translated from runic script, the poem reads ‘he who would read the sacred runes is clever to waste no words’. Odin’s title is the foundation for our modern day Wednesday (Odinsdag).

Thor is of class the God of Thunder. He is the guardian of the entire world – the two of gods and men. His mighty hammer Mjöllnir is a brief-dealt with weapon (the dwarf who forged it was interrupted in his work by a gnat stinging him on the eyelid). Named right after lightning, or literally ‘ a thunderbolt’ it can be swung or thrown, and will often return to his hand like a boomerang. It is with this weapon that Thor maintains the balance of the entire world and keeps forces of chaos in examine. Thor’s identify is the foundation for our present day day Thursday (Thorsdag).

Frey is the god of fertility. He is the noblest of gods. He controls the rain and sunshine and as a result the all-natural boost of the earth and it is great to phone on him for fruitful seasons and for peace he also controls the good fortunes of guys. Frey was the paramount god of the Swedes and revered as the divine ancestor of their kings. Frey is mentioned to have developed the fantastic temple at Uppsala (just north of Stockholm) when he manufactured it his chief seat and the Swedes produced sacrifices to him at weddings: ‘He bestows peace and pleasure on mortals’. In Norse mythology, Frey is remembered as a symbol of the divine marriage amongst the sky and the earth that creates Spring. (His twin sister, Freyja, is the most outstanding of the goddesses and was the mistress of Odin for a time. Her name is the foundation for our modern-day Friday.)

In contrast to the crude artwork of the Viking era, the Valhalla Collection is portrayed in the technical expertise of Guilloché engraving and the creative mastery of Tough Enamel. The Assortment incorporates a few amounts of Guilloché and 3 hues of translucent and opaque tough enamel on each and every Selection piece.

The Medieval design of this Minimal Version needs a few separate levels of engraving. The whole body of the pen is first reduce down to the stage of the history, leaving the outlines of the rune stone and longship in high relief. The wave and granite styles are then engraved onto the surface area of the human body of the pen. The third stage of engraving applies the more compact serpent motif to the surface of the granite the more substantial serpent remaining elevated in high relief.

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